BMW 6 Series Coupe Review

  October 23, 2013


The BMW 6 Series is a two-door coupe manufactured by the German automaker BMW. It is available in 3 variants – the 650i coupe, 650i convertible and 640d coupe, all of which are offered in a 2+2 seat configuration.

The BMW 6 Series was launched internationally in 1976, but it arrived in India only in 2007, in its second-generation. The first-generation continued in production till 1989, while the second-generation was first produced in 2003.

The 6 Series Coupe comes with a basic vehicle and drivetrain warranty of four years or 50,000 miles. It competes with the likes of the Jaguar XKR, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SL 350 and the Porsche 911 Carrera.

Powertrain & Performance

The 650i variants are powered by a 4.4l V8 engine that churns out 407 bhp @ 6300 rpm and 490 Nm @ 3400 rpm and the 640d has a 2.0l 6-cylinder diesel engine that pumps out 313 bhp. The engine is linked to an 8-speed sport automatic transmission.

The 650i rides on aluminium double-joint spring strut front axle and aluminium integral rear axle. Sports suspension is also standard in the 650i. The suspension also includes anti-roll bars in the front as well as rear. Inner-vented disc brakes in the front and rear offer forceful stopping power.

Build & Styling

Every inch of the BMW 6-Series coupe oozes style and oomph. This coupe measures more than 15 feet in length and stands on a wheelbase of more than nine feet. Its wide stance and smooth lines give it an attractive eye-catching appearance.

Body-coloured bumpers, a distinct front grille with kidney slats, body-coloured outside door handles, and light alloy wheels are standard across the variants.

The 650i Coupe is available with an optional electric glass-roof with lift-function and electrically adjustable sunshade. The 6-Series also features a vertically retractable glass rear window that can be raised or lowered independent of the soft top.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Commendable performance
    • Comfortable interiors
    • Option of three transmissions
  • Cons

    • Comfort level in the backseat can be refined